Tag Archives: Ideas

First steps to rediscovering your identity

Our aim at More than a Mum to help you to rediscover your identity as a woman.  We want our posts to be practical as well as informative, constructive as well as inspiring. As Mums, we easily neglect our personal identity as it is incredibly easy to become absorbed, and dare I say, all consumed in being parents.  Sometimes without even realising it. 

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How to cheat at being a ‘Yummy Mummy’!

I think it’s safe to say that neither Ruth or myself would say we fit firmly into the ‘yummy mummy’ category. Ruth’s reason would probably be more sensible and high-brow than me i.e doesn’t have the inclination or feel the need with mine being pretty shallow and primarily because I don’t have the time, funds or know how!  As a

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Turning your Hobby into Cash – Part 11

This week’s guest post in our series on turning your hobby into a business comes from Face and body artist, Kimberley Nkosi.   1)    What is your hobby? I am a face and body artist specialising in face and body artistry for both children and adults and all things nails! 2)    Was this a hobby you started when you became

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Turning your Hobby into Cash – Part 10

 We hope you’ve been enjoying our Friday guest post series on how to turn a hobby into a business.  This week’s comes from Maria Ingram on her handicrafts business. 1) What is your hobby? My hobby is anything handicrafts based, such as sewing, knitting, embroidery etc. But for the most part it’s crochet based. 2) Was this a hobby you

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Turning your hobby into cash – Part 8

We hope you’ve been enjoying our weekly series on ‘Turning your hobby into cash’.  Today is part 8 and is provided by Fiona Lewis who turned her creative hobbies into businesses. 1) What is your hobby? Making jewellery, using sterling silver and semi-precious stones, pearls and glass beads. I also knit, sew, and crochet, but not to sell! 2) Was

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Turning your hobby into cash – Part 7

Welcome to part 7 in our series of inspiring mums who have turned their hobby into a business.  Today Carol Smith tells us how an idea to log her journey with her baby daughter became a successful business for her. 1) What is your hobby? Blogging 2) Was this a hobby you started when you became a mother or something

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Turning your hobby into cash – Part 4

Today’s guest post is part 4 in our series on monetising your hobby.  It is provided by  Hannah Ablett from Fairyknowz. 1) What is your hobby? I make cuddly toys called ‘Poplins’. I’m not really sure if I would have called it a hobby, I’m not sure I had time for a hobby. I’ve always loved design and making things

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Mother’s Guilt Antidote

Yet again in the press this week a new study confirmed that modern mothers are constantly wracked by guilt.  Apparently this time, not earning enough money or being able to give the children the attention they crave top the list.  The research was commissioned by babycare company, NUK and Joanne Evans, their Head of marketing asserted that most of the

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Freelance Parents

Our flexible working Mums theme continues this Friday with a post from Rosalind at The Freelance Parent’s Network.  This is a post you will definitely want to read if you have dreams of working part-time, from home, around the kids, but without having to set up a business from scratch. You can see other options for flexible working here and

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Flexible working Mum: Part 5

We have been following @TJ_BraLady since very early on in our twitter-witterings.  She is a lovely lady with a great concept.  When she tweeted that she was looking for more “Bra-ladies” we thought she might be interested in telling us a bit about her business.  True to form, TJ put us in touch with one of her bra-ladies so that

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